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Culturally Proficient Coaching
Supporting Educators to Create Equitable Schools

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Foreword by Robert J. Garmston



October 2006 | 200 pages | Corwin

"Reflecting a wealth of research and years of direct experience, this book helps coaches open their minds and hearts to be continuous learners and to value—not just tolerate—human diversity."
Arthur L. Costa, Professor Emeritus, California State University, Sacramento

"This is important work. It deepens professional conversations to include often neglected issues of cultural diversity, and is a morally compelling guidebook for competent right action in educating all children."
—Carolyn McKanders, Educational Consultant, Family and Child Therapist

"A fresh approach, with strategies for using standards to improve the diverse learning environment for all students. Coaches will gain deeper understandings of their own assumptions as they guide others in interpreting personal unquestioned assumptions."
—Richard A. Gregory, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, California State University, Northridge

Get the solution to the equity equation: cultural insight plus coaching!


Multicultural classrooms require a multifaceted approach to creating inclusive, learning-rich environments that empower all students. To meet this growing need, Culturally Proficient Coaching provides educators with a simple, yet comprehensive, new framework: a powerful fusion of the field-tested and respected Cognitive CoachingSM and Cultural Proficiency models. Through a unique approach, the best-selling authors add a new dimension to the concept of Cultural Proficiency, which is based on valuing, respecting, and honoring diverse backgrounds and ethnicities while looking deeply at one's own beliefs.

This straightforward guide integrates the Five Essential Elements of Cultural Proficiency with the Five States of Mind of Cognitive CoachingSM to arm educators with the tools necessary to close the achievement gap. It offers a practical strategy for being mindfully attuned to—and leveraging—cultural diversity to optimize student learning.

To boost educators' cultural confidence and consciousness, while honing their coaching skills, this interactive resource features:

  • Action-planning worksheets
  • Reflective questions
  • Coaching maps and conversation vignettes
  • Real-life examples through a composite case story

Teachers, coaches, counselors, staff developers, and administrators will gain inspiration and indispensable insights to break down cultural barriers through enlightened coaching.

 
Foreword by Robert J. Garmston
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Part I: Blending the Cultural Proficiency and Cognitive Coaching Frameworks
 
1. A Developmental Approach for Culturally Proficient Coaches
 
2. Key Concepts From Cognitive Coaching and Cultural Proficiency
 
3. Understanding Self in Diverse Settings
 
4. The Mental Model of Culturally Proficient Coaching (MMCPC)
 
5. Maple View: A Context for Culturally Proficient Coaching
 
Part II: Integrating the Essential Elements of Cultural Proficiency With the States of Mind
 
6. Assessing Cultural Knowledge
 
7. Valuing Diversity
 
8. Managing the Dynamics of Difference
 
9. Adapting to Diversity
 
10. Institutionalizing Cultural Knowledge
 
Part III: Applying and Sustaining Culturally Proficient Coaching
 
11. Developing a Personal Action Plan for Culturally Proficient Coaching
 
Resource: Further Reading
 
References
 
Index

"A fresh approach with strategies for using standards to improve the diverse learning environment for all students. Coaches will gain deeper understandings of their own assumptions as they guide others in interpreting personal unquestioned assumptions."

Richard A. Gregory, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership
California State University, Northridge

"Reflecting a wealth of research and years of direct experience, this book helps coaches open their minds and hearts to be continuous learners and value—not just tolerate—human diversity."

Arthur L. Costa, Professor Emeritus
California State University, Sacramento

"Provides detailed information about cultural proficiency and specific guidelines for conducting culturally proficient conversations. This approach will impact all learners in our schools—students, staff, and parents."

Jane Ellison and Carolee Hayes, Co-Directors
Center for Cognitive Coaching

"This is important work that significantly contributes to the moral imperative for educators to educate all children and youth regardless of their race, culture, or socio-economic situation. We are both challenged and supported to use our self-awareness in becoming more culturally proficient educators and coaches."

Carolyn McKanders, Educational Consultant, Family and Child Therapist

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Foreword

Preface

Chapter 1


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